A Delhi court has sentenced to rigorous life imprisonment three persons for killing a member of Congress-backed student organisation NSUI and injuring another outside a college here nearly 21 years ago.
“Despite all the odds and difficulty, the prosecution has successfully established on record the guilt of the accused,” Additional Sessions Judge MK Nagpal said.
The court also imposed a fine of Rs 1.5 lakh each on convicts Bijender Singh, Dipender Singh and Randhir Singh, all from South Delhi, as the charges of murder and attempt to murder under the IPC were established.
The proceedings against another accused, Joginder Pal Singh, was stalled as he absconded during the trial and was declared a proclaimed offender.
Yadram, an activist of National Students Union Of India, was stabbed to death on the afternoon of August 31, 1988, when he and Rajinder Singh, another victim who survived after being stabbed, had gone to meet victorious student leader Kapoor Singh Dagar of Aurbindo College.The victims, who were invited by Dagar to join his victory celebrations, had gone to the college in South Delhi and inquired about the whereabouts of Dagar from the accused, the alleged supporters of a losing candidate.
The accused assaulted the victims. Later, the fight turned ugly as the accused stabbed them. Yadram died in hospital while Rajinder survived and lodged a case.